Harp Soloist Alice Giles in Concert at Oglethorpe


Alice Giles, one of the world’s leading harp soloists, will perform at Oglethorpe University Museum of Art this Saturday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. The performance is part of OUMA’s Skylight Gallery Concert Series and is the perfect choice for a relaxing Saturday date night!  Concert admission is $10 or FREE with a Petrel Pass. 

The Australian-born musician first attracted international attention when she won First Prize in the 8th Israel International Harp Contest at the age of 21. Since then she has performed extensively with orchestras in Europe, America, Australia, and Israel. She presented her first solo recital at age 13 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, was awarded the coveted Churchill International Fellowship and an Australia Council Grant to study in the U.S., and made her New York debut recital at Merkin Hall in 1983. From 1990 to 1998 she taught at the Hochschüle für Musik in Frankfurt, and was recently appointed to the School of Music, ANU in Australia.

The concert is presented in conjunction with OUMA’s current exhibition, Chagall: The Early Etchings of the 1920s, which runs through December 11. OUMA is open Tuesday- Sunday, 12 noon – 5 p.m. Find out more information about Skylight Gallery Concert Series and other OUMA events here.

Oglethorpe presents “Chagall – The Early Etchings of the 1920s”

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is now featuring an exhibition of sixty-five rarely viewed etchings and aquatints by Russian-born painter and printmaker Marc Chagall.  The exhibition also features five colored lithographs from the private collection of Drs. Isaac and Yolanta Melamed. The show will run through December 11, 2011.

Oglethorpe students are invited to a special students-only opening reception at the Museum on Tuesday, October 4, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Hear about the artwork and enjoy some refreshments as well!

The exhibit focuses on the early etchings of the 1920s when Chagall and his young bride Bella (Berta) Rosenfeld moved to Paris following the Russian Revolution of 1917.  Included in the exhibit are the famous etchings based on Dead Souls and the La Fontaine Fables.  Chagall was prolific in his artistic endeavors and he became a master in many pursuits that included painting, tapestry design, stained glass, mosaics and the graphic arts.  His interest in etching began when he was thirty-five years old while still living in Berlin before moving to Paris.  He was passionate about learning all the technical aspects of using the burin and drypoint in this newly discovered art form. 

During the exhibit’s run, OUMA will also offer lectures and the Skylight Gallery Concert Series. Visit the OUMA website for more information. 

OUMA is open Tuesday-Sunday, 12 noon – 5 p.m., with docent tours offered at 2 p.m. on Sundays. General admission is $5.00, but if you have a Petrel Pass it’s free!  OU students, you can earn a Petrel Point by attending the student reception or by checking out the exhibit. Don’t miss it!

Pictured: Lloyd Nick, director of the OU Museum of Art.